Tag: Multimedia

Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

The Project On the 8th of June 2021, Breshna Rani and I have been tasked with coming up with a template for transcripts to be approved by the Senior Educational Technologist in LEaD and subsequently used in a first instance to generate digitally accessible transcripts for the individual presentations within City’s third annual Learning and…Continue Reading Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

Improved Kaltura Video Player

Kaltura has an improved and more accessible player for the coming academic year. Interactive Transcript The player provides an Interactive Transcript feature that can be displayed or hidden. Students can play the video and follow the transcript. The text is highlighted as the video plays. Students can search for a specific word or term and…Continue Reading Improved Kaltura Video Player

Vacancy- Assistant Educational Technologist- City, University of London

Assistant Educational Technologist City, University of London Salary:  £30,046  to £36,914 Closing date: Thursday 8th July 2021 View Job Description Link to vacancy application City, University of London seeks to recruit an Educational Technologist as part of Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD). LEaD is a multiskilled service that supports, develops, and influences education at City….Continue Reading Vacancy- Assistant Educational Technologist- City, University of London

Blended teaching of clinical skills (optometry)

Blended Learning:  The training is divided into 7 short course units. Each unit relates to a specific core competency derived from existing ophthalmic speciality competency frameworks that define the knowledge, skills and attributes to undertake extended practice in Medical Retina. Each unit is equivalent to a 1 hour face-to face lecture. Material, activities and recordings centralised on…Continue Reading Blended teaching of clinical skills (optometry)

Developing First Aid Skills Online

HS1925 Practice 1: Foundations in Nursing Care Developing first aid skills What the academics did: Usually a practical element of the course. The academics used the Moodle lesson activity and Moodle quiz to create interactive resources for students. In total 6 activities and 9 resources were created. Students were told the whole section would take…Continue Reading Developing First Aid Skills Online

Using audiovisual materials in teaching: don’t forget BoB!

Box of Broadcasts

I’m always surprised that despite how much interest there is in using audiovisual material in teaching, staff often seem to be unaware that we have a subscription to Box Of Broadcasts (BoB) at City. BoB is a huge database of broadcast content from TV and radio, dating back to the 1990s and licensed for use…Continue Reading Using audiovisual materials in teaching: don’t forget BoB!

Paper on the Effective Use of Video, a Literature Review

It is fair to say that the utilisation of video can provide significant and important differences to learning and teaching, especially when today’s students have a wide diversity of educational experiences and expectations. For example, the challenge of re-imagining a traditional one-hour lecture can be viewed as ‘disruptive pedagogy’, (Kinash, Knight, and McLean 2015) with exciting opportunities…Continue Reading Paper on the Effective Use of Video, a Literature Review

Innovation in Assessment: Pitching a Service Improvement Initiative

Following on from Health’s Got Talent in June (see our previous blog posts), we are sharing some of the excellent learning and teaching and practice presented at the event. In this post we will explore the use of technology to support assessment diversification, with an example from Caroline McGraw in the School of Health Sciences. Caroline…Continue Reading Innovation in Assessment: Pitching a Service Improvement Initiative

How to get more out of Moodle – Bring Your Own Lunch Webinar September 2017

A guest post by Snigdha Nag, Senior Lecturer at the City Law School based on the Bring Your Own Lunch (#BYOL) Webinar in September 2017, organised by LEaD. If like to present the next one in November or write a blog post for us, then contact us. The Slides are below, for more detail, please…Continue Reading How to get more out of Moodle – Bring Your Own Lunch Webinar September 2017

Educational Multimedia Group – 21 March 2017

The latest Educational Multimedia Group meeting ran on 21st March with a packed agenda and presentations from schools and professional services across City. The presentations covered an array of interesting multimedia use in learning and teaching. Glass Screen Video for Teaching Marine Engineering Matt Goral (Educational Technology Team, LEaD) First up we had Matt talking…Continue Reading Educational Multimedia Group – 21 March 2017